Fifth grade students in Lower Township are learning some valuable life lessons by helping those less fortunate.  According to the Press of Atlantic City, teacher Helen Vile and her 23 fifth graders along with a group of volunteers from the Cape May Kiwanis Club helped pack bags of food for 528 needy families in the school district on Wednesday.

Vile told the Press of her students,

"It's one thing to hear about people in need, but you can't understand anywhere near as much unless you do something.  They're happy to do it and understand why they're doing it."

Superintendent Joseph Cirrinicione started the the Lower Township Elementary Schools Children's Monthly Dinner Program five years ago to help families and students in his district get dinner on the table.  It's especially important on long holiday weekends.

The program is funded solely on donations from the community and it can use all the help it can get!  If you would like to help and to read the whole article click HERE.